This film is part of Free

Coaching in the Game

Tom Finney, Tommy Lawton, Spurs and the Chinese team all help explain to young football enthusiasts how to play the beautiful game.

Instructional film/TV programme 1948 10 mins


The W-formation explained, with bibs and a 'tactics board', and a chance to see Spurs take on the Chinese - what's not to like? This lovely little film was part of an FA sponsored series on how to play football. Intended for use in schools and youth clubs, it is aimed squarely at the inexperienced player, with plenty of inspirational footage of the England team, with Tom Finney and Tommy Lawton, and other professional matches. Presumably the Chinese team was in England for the 1948 Olympic Games.